1779.016: Circular Letter from War Office, November 11, 1779.

Published: 1779

Full Title: War Office, Williamsburg, November 11, 1779. The appointment of a clothier having in some measure altered the arrangements of the clothing department in this state, the whole direction of which was vested in the commissary of stores, it becomes necessary to delineate and ascertain the several respectiye [sic] duties appertaining to their several offices. The duty of the commissary of stores

Author: Virginia. War Office.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Dixon & Nicolson

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 31 cm. x 19 cm. (broadside).


Signed by James Inner, William Nelson, James Baron, Samuel Griffin, and George Lyne. "In Council, November 15, 1779. Approved, except so far as related to the establishment of pursers, which measure is still to be considered of. Thomas Jefferson." Sheet lacks printer credit; attributed to press of Dixon & Nicolson by Evans; the typography herein is consistent with their work. Alexander Purdie died in early April 1779, leaving much of his work for the public incomplete; the General Assembly of May 1779 decided to divide that session's printing between the two Williamsburg printing offices then in operation: that of Purdie's nephews & successors, John Clarkson and Augustine Davis, and that of John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson; the Council of State would also begin a search for a replacement for Purdie in Philadelphia who they hoped would start work in Richmond when the government moved there the following spring.

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